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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 07:18 AM
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Contraception could be free under health care law....
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Contraception could be free under health care law

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press Sun Oct 31, 2:04 pm ET
WASHINGTON Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law.

That could start a shift toward more reliable and expensive forms of birth control that are gaining acceptance in other developed countries.

But first, look for a fight over social mores.

A panel of experts advising the government meets in November to begin considering what kind of preventive care for women should be covered at no cost to the patient, as required under President Barack Obama's overhaul.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., author of the women's health amendment, says the clear intent was to include family planning.

But is birth control preventive medicine?

Conflicting answers frame what could be the next clash over moral values and a health law that passed only after a difficult compromise restricting the use of public money for abortions.


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note---Honestly, I do not understand those that fight tooth and nail, for women to not even have access to birth control. In one of my health care plan choices, they were willing to cover abortion, but would not pay for birth control. :banghead:..again, makes no sense to me.

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